Plant Sale

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Date(s) - 04/20/2018 - 05/05/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


An annual rite of spring could brighten gardens while helping adults with developmental disabilities flourish in their community. Rappahannock Adult Activities Spring Plant Sale will begin April 20 and run through May 5. The plant sale will kickoff with a Garden Party on April 19. 

More than 100 varieties of plants will be available, grown through RAAI’s horticulture therapy program.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit RAAI’s day support program for adults with developmental disabilities. The program helps participants learn new skills, develop friendships and explore their community. The plant sale will provide scholarships for individuals in need and will defray the costs of community activities.

How to Get Your Plants

The sale will feature annuals, vegetables, hanging baskets and herbs.  Customers could choose from more than 16,000 plants, including 33 varieties of tomatoes and 13 varieties of peppers.

Customers will be able to purchase plants at RAAI’s greenhouse, 750 Kings Highway in A happy man holding a pink flowerStafford County (approximately 3 miles east of the Chatham Bridge). Plants will be for sale Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Additionally, RAAI participants will sell some plants at the Ron Rosner branch of the Rappahannock Area YMCA.

This year, RAAI hired a new horticulture program manager, and the program was in transition when the seed-planting began. We usually rely on volunteer Master Gardeners, but for this year in particular, the Master Gardener Association of the Rappahannock Area really stepped up to keep the sale on schedule. We appreciate the many hours of work they devoted to helping our day support participants plant seeds and care for plants. 

About RAAI

RAAI is a community-based developmental day program that promotes dignity, independence, individualization, inclusion and productivity of people with developmental disabilities in their communities. For more than 40 years, RAAI day support services have helped to keep individuals out of institutional settings and allow caregivers respite from care responsibilities. The program currently serves more than 150 individuals at seven locations in the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

RAAI is a program of Rappahannock Area Community Services Board and a partner agency of the Rappahannock United Way.

For additional information, call RAAI at 540/373-7643. 

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Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.

Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing  Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.

Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.

Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.

At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.

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